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Carlafibers
« on: February 02, 2010 11:36:08 AM »

Here is proof that I do not throw anything away!!

I finally finished quilting my black selvage quilt and decided to make a red zinger one. The red zinger looks like this:

 Here is the quilted one next:
and a close-up of the border:

By the way, I found a tutorial for making the red - or any other color- zinger on this site on Karen Griska's blog http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/2008/12/how-to-make-red-zinger.html
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010 11:48:07 AM »

Wow! How wide are your selvage strips? I try to trim mine off as narrow as possible, but thinking your are bigger... I admire your thrifty-ness Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2010 11:49:14 AM »

Fabulous!
I also made a selvage zinger- black and white!


I love Karen's blog and visit it daily!
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« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2010 12:06:15 PM »

soooo cool!  that had to take a ton of patience!
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2010 01:48:48 PM »

WOW! That's incredible.   Shocked
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2010 02:32:29 PM »

Those are fabulous.  I've been using my selvages for other things, but I might have to start saving them for a quilt.

Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2010 03:00:24 PM »

This is amazing! It looks so cool and is such a good idea.
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2010 01:46:29 AM »

wah! Why did I ever throw all those edges away!!
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That's so beautiful. How did you do the quilting on the black one?
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2010 07:06:39 AM »

These are all amazing.  Such beautiful colors!  Such intricate work!  Nice job.
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Carlafibers
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2010 08:25:22 PM »

Fabulous!
I also made a selvage zinger- black and white!

I love Karen's blog and visit it daily!

Ohhh... I love your selvage quilt!!  You are a person after my own heart!
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Carlafibers
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2010 08:27:09 PM »

Wow! How wide are your selvage strips? I try to trim mine off as narrow as possible, but thinking your are bigger... I admire your thrifty-ness Smiley

I like to have a teeny bit of the color show when I piece them.  I have a lot of friends who saves their selvages for me, too.  Also a quilt store.  It is a great way to quilt green!
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Carlafibers
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2010 08:28:47 PM »

wah! Why did I ever throw all those edges away!!
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That's so beautiful. How did you do the quilting on the black one?

Yes, save those edges!!  LOL  Btw, the quilting was done by me on my longarm machine.  My day job is a machine quilter/teacher/designer.
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McJulie-O
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010 07:06:48 AM »

Such a neat idea!
And it looks really cool!
...must go read up on this...
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2010 09:03:48 AM »

Amazing!!!  I have been saving selvages for a long time... great inspiration!
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2010 07:28:18 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial link. I've been wondering how to make those zingers. I've been saving selvages but don't have nearly enough yet. Someday...
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« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2010 03:07:25 AM »

It's beautiful! Yours always are!
I was considering this pattern to use up all the random thin strips I trim off the top of my curtains when I'm doing the headings (I make hand sewn soft furnishings for a living).   
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« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2010 08:31:43 PM »

I am in love with selvage quilts. The colors are so fabulous. I'm kicking myself for all the selvages I have thrown away over the years.
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